Working closely with the Chairman of the City Planning Commission, Purnima is a key advisor to the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development on planning, housing and economic development issues.
She leads the Department in its work program which includes promoting transit-oriented growth, housing production and affordability, economic development and resilient and sustainable communities across the five boroughs. Currently she is overseeing DCP’s housing initiatives, a key part of the Mayor’s Housing Plan. Prior to assuming this position she was Director of the Brooklyn Office of City Planning and Director of the Bronx Office before that. In these roles she led high priority and transformative projects including development in Greenpoint-Williamsburg, Downtown Brooklyn, Coney Island, Yankee Stadium and Port Morris.